There are 2 kinds of people. Those who love Costco. And those who hate Costco.
I love it. I don’t really know why, but I do.
I was walking through Costco the other day and marvelling at the stuff that people load up on. There were light fixtures, entire living room sets, paddle boards, clothes, copious amounts of food, books, purses, pots and pans. So much stuff. And I had to wonder, do we really need all this stuff?
We buy all kinds of crap, don’t we?
Simple. We think it’s going to make our life better.
“Oh that pair of shoes will make me so happy!”
“The family will be closer with that tent!”
“I’ll be the best entertainer with this enormous bag of chips!”
“I’ll be healthier with this special product!”
We buy things to make life better. But does it work? We live in the the cushiest, most well-off, and stuff-full time and place. And are we happy? Is life better? The rate of consumerism would say that’s a hard no, because we aren’t slowing down on our crap-collecting.
So we can conclude that the amount of stuff and junk we have does not equal a better life.
What’s the answer? To stop buying stuff altogether? To go minimalist and throw everything away? I know people who’ve tried that and in my opinion, they don’t strike me as being any happier.
If buying stuff isn’t the answer, and not buying stuff isn’t the answer, then what is?
Stop wasting money on the junk you want. Start spending your money on what you need.
Here’s a few things to keep in mind when it comes to wants and needs:
The quickest way to save money is to stop wasting it. As the saying goes, You can never get enough of what you don’t really need.
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